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Local Tofu?

berga_mot Nov 21, 2010 04:01 PM

Wondering if anyone has a favourite brand of tofu for flavour, or know of any restaurants serving tofu they make themselves?

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  1. Sam Salmon RE: berga_mot Nov 21, 2010 04:37 PM

    Sunrise Soya has made their own for decades now-all kinds of different products-I had some for lunch today!


    1. LotusRapper RE: berga_mot Nov 21, 2010 06:12 PM

      Superior Tofu is the other local manufacturer. Been around since the '80s.


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        YVRChow RE: berga_mot Nov 21, 2010 06:15 PM

        I like the tofu they make in store at Excellent Tofu & Snacks in Richmond. They are located at 4231 Hazelbridge Way.

        I also like the housemade tofu at O'Tray Noodles in President Plaza food court in Richmond.

        I agree with Sam that Sunrise also produces a good product - their organic soft tofu (sold as Soyganic brand) is excellent.

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          grayelf RE: YVRChow Nov 21, 2010 06:44 PM

          +1 on the tofu "brains" soup at O'Tray -- had it today, as a matter of fact. Delicious with a shaobing stuffed with Chinese donut from the soy stand in the corner.

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            fmed RE: grayelf Nov 22, 2010 07:55 AM

            ++1 on the tofu brains at OTray!

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              LotusRapper RE: fmed Nov 22, 2010 12:58 PM

              Why is it called tofu "brain" in Chinese ?

              PS: I feel like tofu-brained on Monday AMs and Friday PMs ......

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                fmed RE: LotusRapper Nov 22, 2010 05:39 PM

                I don't really know. I guess it has the same consistency as brain? (It is also called tofu "flower".)

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                  LotusRapper RE: fmed Nov 22, 2010 06:32 PM

                  Ah yes. My parents call sweet dessert tofu "doufu hua" or just 豆花, dou hua.

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                    grayelf RE: LotusRapper Nov 22, 2010 08:49 PM

                    Had a really good tofu dish at Shanghai Village today. It is on special for $1.99 (reg $3.99) and may only be on their lunch menu. It is called Chin-Wai Soft Tofu.

                    Shanghai Village
                    3250 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2W4, CA

        2. fmed RE: berga_mot Nov 22, 2010 07:59 AM

          For tofu brands - both Sunrise and Superior are very good. I like Sunrise's wider range of products and I like Superior's egg tofu. You can't go wrong with either.

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            GoaGirl RE: berga_mot Nov 22, 2010 04:02 PM

            if you head to Sunrise market on the corner or Gore and Powell, you will see the full assortment of all there products. it's great for fresh fruit and veggies too and Asian products in general

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              LotusRapper RE: GoaGirl Nov 22, 2010 06:33 PM

              Oh I didn't actually know the market is part of Sunrise Soya.

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              mikeyjrd RE: berga_mot Nov 22, 2010 11:12 PM

              i like superior over sunrise in terms of tofu products...
              however as for soy milk, i buy from that tofu place in crystal mall market...the black sesame kind..

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                berga_mot RE: berga_mot Nov 26, 2010 01:30 PM

                thank you for all the great intel, everyone!

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